Elton John brands Pope Francis ‘my hero’

Oct 30, 2014 by

By Damien Gayle, Mailonline: Elton John called Pope Francis ‘my hero’ at an AIDS benefit for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church. The Rocket Man singer hosted the event, An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, on Tuesday night in New York City. He said Francis is pushing boundaries in the church and told the crowd: ‘Make this man a saint already, OK?’   ‘Ten years ago one of the biggest obstacles in the...

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Houston mayor says pastors do not have to turn over their sermons after all

Oct 30, 2014 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite: After intense backlash from around the nation, the mayor of Houston has backed down and said five of the city’s pastors do not have to turn over copies of their sermons on homosexuality and “gender identity” to the city. The city had issued a subpoena for the pastors’ sermons after five area clergy began an effort to repeal a city ordinance granting special rights to homosexuals and transgender people – such as giving them the same housing and employment...

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FRA’s big lie on “homophobia” challenged at the European Council

Oct 29, 2014 by

From European Dignity Watch: Yesterday, the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) together with the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU (all 28 Member States) held a conference in Brussels on ‘Tackling sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination’. With more than 200 representatives from the 28 Member States and civil society organizations in attendance, the high-level conference pushed for stronger sanctions — including criminal ones — against such...

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Government to fund campaign to stamp out anti-gay bullying in schools

Oct 29, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Education Secretary Nicky Morgan signals she has changed her mind on gay marriage as she unveils £2 million fund to tackle homophobic bullying. Government-funded advisers are to be sent into schools to educate teachers and children about the harm caused to gay and lesbian children by bullying. Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, is expected to unveil a £2 million fund to pay for charities and voluntary groups to run training projects aimed at stamping out...

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Toronto schools hosting ‘LGBTQ’ conference for students as young as 11

Oct 29, 2014 by

By Matthew Lau, LifeSite: The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is hosting three student conferences within the span of eight days for the purpose of LGBTQ activism.  The conferences, which have been organized in collaboration with Jer’s Vision, will take place on October 28, October 30, and November 5. The first two conferences are for secondary school students, who will attend workshops relating to two-spirit and LGBTQ advocacy.  The third, which is for middle school students, will...

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Gay activists launch all-out campaign to stop Australian Christian conference

Oct 29, 2014 by

By Andrew Smith, LifeSite: Gay activists in Australia have launched a furious campaign to convince Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten to pull out of speaking at theAustralian Christian Lobby‘s national conference this weekend, and to pressure the hotel hosting the event to cancel. While gay activists had previously achieved notable success in convincing politicians to withdraw from the World Congress of Families event in Melbourne in August, this case has a twist, in that Shorten...

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